The Big Sleep (1946)-Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone

On TCM 11/27/16- The Big Sleep (1946)- Director Howard Hawks and Humphrey Bogart as Phillip Marlowe along with Lauren Bacall as Vivian Rutledge make this complex Raymond Chandler NOIR screen magic. Catch the unforgettable suggestive scene with great screen chemistry between then newcomer Dorothy Malone as the Acme Book Shop Proprietress and Bogie in the closed store brilliantly set up by Hawks. 

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1 thought on “The Big Sleep (1946)-Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Dorothy Malone”

  1. One of the greats — and the casting is perfect. Glad to hear someone call out Dorothy Malone’s performance as the bookstore clerk; I always thought she was unjustly ignored. Frankly, I find her performance here much more appealing than in some of her later, bigger roles, in which (in my opinion) she tended to chew the scenery. Think of “Written on the Wind.”

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